This week is International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

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Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week runs from Saturday, 24th October to Saturday, 31st October and is organised by The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). The IBTA is a unique global network for brain tumour patient and carer groups around the world. They work alongside, and represent, members of our community – including researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals – to engage in advocacy, to raise awareness and to share information.

In the UK the Brain Tumour Research Organisation are fighting hard to raise awareness that sees the international brain tumour community uniting to draw attention to the particular challenges of brain tumours and the need for a special response and an increased research effort.

With their vision to fund a cure for brain tumours. They are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.

To see how you can help build the UK’s largest network of experts in sustainable brain tumour research and campaign for more investment nationally visit their website here.

Together we will find a cure.